Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-April to the end ofJuly 2022

Over the past few months, the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine have remained central to the multilateral Geneva.
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Geneva Barometer

Developments in Geneva-based international organisations from mid-February to beginning of April 2022...

The international organizations in Geneva have been used to headwinds. Compared with this, however, the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine are a veritable hurricane
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Map of the Month

Central votes and positioning on Russian aggression against Ukraine

The Russian aggression against Ukraine was strongly condemned in numerous UN bodies.
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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-December to beginning of Februa...

The beginning of the year is normally a comparatively quiet time in Geneva. This year it was different for several reasons
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Die Genfer Großwetterlage zum Mithören: jetzt auf Spotify!

Dieser Podcast ist eine Kurzversion der Genfer Grosswetterlage zum Mithören. Alle Folgen sind jetzt auf Spotify verfügbar.
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Genfer Grosswetterlage

Entwicklungen in den Genfer Organisationen von Mitte Oktober bis Mitte Dezember 2021

Zum nahenden Jahresende waren im internationalen Genf zwei Sitzungen mit großer Spannung erwartet worden: die Sondersitzung der WHA und die 12. Ministerkonferenz der WTO.
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Map of the Month

The KAS Map of the Month

Key votes and joint statements at the 50th UN Human Rights Council

Map of the Month 07/2022

The 50th UN Human Rights Council convened in Geneva from 13 June to 8 July. The impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine was one of the main topics in the debates. Amongst others, the EU delivered a joint statement on food security. The increasing restrictions and repression of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Russia, especially since Russia’s repeated illegal invasion of Ukraine were also addressed. The situation in China was in focus as well and the prompt release of the report on Xinjiang was demanded. In addition, gender was one of the central issues. An urgent debate on women's rights in Afghanistan was held and numerous resolutions were adopted, including one on the extension of the mandate of the independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus was also extended.

Joint Statements on human rights situation in China at the 50th UN Human Rights Council

Map of the Month 06/2022

At the beginning of the 50th UN Human Rights Council, the Netherlands delivered a cross-regional joint statement (JST) on behalf of 46 other states in which they expressed their grave concern about the human rights situation in China, particularly in Xinjiang. This comes in the context of the publication of the Xinjiang Police Files and the recent visit of UN High Commissioner Bachelet to China. Cuba on the other hand opposed any politicisation, double standards or interference in China's internal affairs in the name of 69 states.

Proposals about the WTO Working Programme on Electronic Commerce (incl. "E-Commerce Moratorium")

Map of the Month 06/2022

The Work Programme on Electronic Commerce was adopted at the second WTO Ministerial Conference in 1998. Members agreed not to impose tariffs on electronic transmissions for the time being ("E-Commerce Moratorium"). This exemption has been extended at all subsequent WTO Ministerial Conferences so far. An extension of the Moratorium during the 12th Ministerial Conference cannot be taken for granted.

Resolutions on the health emergency in Ukraine at the 75th World Health Assembly

Map of the Month 05/2022

During the 75th World Health Assembly Ukraine and Russia introduced resolutions on 23 and 24 May that addressed the health emergency in Ukraine and in refugee-hosting countries. While the Ukrainian resolution, among other demands, clearly condemns the aggressor and calls on Russia to stop military attacks on health facilities, the Russian resolution makes no reference to the instigator of the war and the attacks on health infrastructure. Instead, it refers to the humanitarian situation “in and around Ukraine” blurring lines about the victims of the war of aggression.

Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-April to the end ofJuly 2022

Over the past few months, the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine have remained central to the multilateral Geneva.
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